Treatment for Toe Nail Fungus
Toe nails fungal infection which is otherwise called onychomycosis. It’s caused by a fungal group called dermatophytes. These fungi get in to the nails through some injury that happens accidentally or while cutting nails or wearing tight shoes. On getting the favorable conditions like warmness, humidity, alkalinity etc these fungi may grow out of control and thus causing the infection. Sharing an infected person’s foot wear may also impart this infection to you.
These fungi may feed the keratin content of the nails resulting in discoloration and disfiguration of the nails. The infected person may experience pain, swelling, bad odor etc in their nails. The nail may become brown or yellow in color and may easily breaks off. In sever case the infected nails may fall off. In order to keep your nails healthy you need to treat the fungal infection as soon as it appears. Here are some home remedies for your infected nails.
Remedies for Toe Nail Fungus
Tea Tree Oil
Mix equal quantities of tea tree oil and olive oil and drop it in to the infected nail. Tea tree oil having antifungal and antiseptic property may help you to get rid of this disease. You can also drop tea tree oil directly on to the nails and brush it off thoroughly while taking a bath. Similarly you can mix equal quantities of tea tree oil and lavender oil and soak a cotton pad in this. Now use this cotton to wrap your affected nail. Repeat this at least three times a day. Lavender oil may help you to prevent the skin infection and irritation.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Take equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and water in a bucket and soak your toe nail in this mixture for about 20 minutes. There after dry your toe nails properly. Instead of apple cider vinegar you can also use any vinegar. Repeat this treatment measure for about two times a day.
Make a paste out of turmeric powder and water and apply this paste on the affected nail. Once the paste gets dried then wash off the paste and dry the nail thoroughly.
Peel an onion and cut in to slices. Use thus slices to rub the infected toe nail. This may help you to get rid of the fungal infection.